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#1 Tue 29 Jul 08 12:48pm

LINDA DOCHERTY

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Occupation Technician at university
From Giffnock, just ouside Glasgow
Member since Tue 29 Jul 08

PRESSURE COOKERS

Mum has just given me a wee pressure cooker, and I have no idea how to convert recipes to make it useful.  Can anyone help? 
i dream of making cannelini bean salads without having to soak and cook the beans for hours - is this possible? help

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#2 Tue 29 Jul 08 4:58pm

Jeenas Recipes

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From Maine USA
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Re: PRESSURE COOKERS

Hi Linda,  with your pressure cooker you should get a free booklet that is a guide on soaking times etc.  have a look in there they are really useful.

I cook all pulses in mine and you can even cook basmati rice in just 4 minutes straight.   You will not believe the difference in taste when you cook beans for the first time in your cooker, it is amazing.

You can also cook a quick stew and cook lamb and beef so very tender.

I love pressure cooking!   big_smile  big_smile  thumbsup

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#3 Tue 29 Jul 08 9:04pm

Mr Grumpy

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Re: PRESSURE COOKERS

Mine gets used for the familiar Plum Pudding, Steak and Kidney Pudding, sponge puddings and so on.  A Punjabi colleague does all her daal in a pressure cooker, using lentils, chick peas etc.  The most innovative use I have seen is Heston Blumenthal's pizza topping; cherry or vine tomatoes (I forget, either works for me) with no additional liquid reduced in the cooker to an intense paste.

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#4 Tue 29 Jul 08 10:16pm

adajeannie

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From South Africa
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Re: PRESSURE COOKERS

i normally pop a can of condensmilk into my pressure cooker to make caramel   wink

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#5 Tue 29 Jul 08 10:48pm

SusanneH

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Re: PRESSURE COOKERS

You would still have to soak the pulses I think (I always do).

As a rule of thumb you can divide the cooking time from a "normal" recipe by 3.
(30 minutes instead of 90 etc.)

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#6 Wed 30 Jul 08 5:22am

SonomaEddie

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Re: PRESSURE COOKERS

Great for doing potatoes for mash.
Eddie

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#7 Wed 30 Jul 08 11:22am

LINDA DOCHERTY

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Occupation Technician at university
From Giffnock, just ouside Glasgow
Member since Tue 29 Jul 08

Re: PRESSURE COOKERS

Hi all, and many thanks for taking the time to reply to my posting about pressure cooking.  I'm now planning to use it to make goat curry and all the sides for my birthday party at the weekend. Aargh!! : big_smile

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#8 Wed 30 Jul 08 3:54pm

Jeenas Recipes

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Re: PRESSURE COOKERS

Goat curry sounds great have a nice time.

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#9 Wed 30 Jul 08 8:53pm

SonomaEddie

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Re: PRESSURE COOKERS

Good luck and happy birthday!
Eddie

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#10 Wed 30 Jul 08 9:28pm

TheBeast2

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Re: PRESSURE COOKERS

Put sunflower (or similar seeds) in to make a rice-free risotto.

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